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PrairieFire Nevada, the country’s premier outdoor and shooting destination, announces its powerful executive team boasting 200 years of combined experience within the industry. Led by a distinguished team of former military leaders and accomplished competitive marksmen, PrairieFire fully embraces the spirit of heroism in all its facets. Utilizing their extensive experience in tackling the nation’s most formidable security challenges, PrairieFire’s leadership and trainers are now dedicated to nurturing personal growth for individuals, regardless of their skill level or objectives. Through their unwavering commitment, PrairieFire aims to cultivate a supportive environment where individuals can confidently embark on their journey towards self-improvement.

Scott Miller, Ret. U.S. Army General, Executive Chairman

General Scott Miller is a distinguished leader with over 38 years of military service. His extensive combat experience and strategic vision have left an indelible mark on some of the world’s most complex geopolitical landscapes. From Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) to being the final commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces—Afghanistan, Miller’s leadership underscores PrairieFire’s commitment to excellence and innovation. Through his unparalleled leadership, Miller ensures PrairieFire remains at the forefront of strategic planning and operational execution.

Mark O’Neil, Ret. U.S. Army Major General, Chief Executive Officer

With 33 years of dedicated service in the U.S. Army, Mark O’Neil, a retired Major General, brings unparalleled expertise in combat leadership and strategic planning. His distinguished career is marked by numerous accolades and a steadfast commitment to duty. O’Neil’s contributions to talent assessment and leadership development initiatives enhance PrairieFire’s mission focus and operational excellence. His legacy of service extends to his family, reflecting a tradition of commitment and excellence.

Lanny Barnes, OLY, Chief Experience Officer

Lanny Barnes, a three-time Olympian in Biathlon and accomplished artist, brings over two decades of instructional experience to her role at PrairieFire. With a focus on optimizing performance for military, law enforcement, and competitive shooters, Lanny demonstrates a versatile training approach which spans various disciplines. Alongside her twin sister, Barnes devotes her time to mentorship programs, highlighting the significance of pursuing aspirations and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Barnes serves as a valuable asset to PrairieFire, not only for her extensive experience and expertise in enhancing performance across diverse fields but also for her commitment to mentorship, community service, and empowering others. Her embodiment of values such as excellence, compassion, and resilience align seamlessly with PrairieFire’s mission.

Levi Rogers, Senior Vice President

Levi Rogers is a seasoned executive with a proven track record in operations management. His strategic acumen and operational finesse are driving forces behind the creation of cutting-edge adventure experiences. With a keen focus on enriching participants’ lives and fostering community engagement, Levi’s leadership shapes PrairieFire’s evolution as a premier destination for transformative experiences.

Hans Hansen, Ret. U.S. Navy Master Chief (SEAL), Chief Training Officer

Hans Hansen, Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief (SEAL), boasts a commendable 21-year career. Hansen’s transition into a second career, focusing on leadership and professional development, underscores his commitment to excellence. His expertise in curriculum design and organizational change management enhances training programs and consults on various strategic initiatives. Beyond his professional endeavors, Hansen shares his passion for marksmanship and outdoor pursuits, enriching the lives of novice and seasoned shooters alike. Hansen brings a wealth of experience, dedication to excellence and a fervent passion for marksmanship to PrairieFire.

Sonny Leggett, Ret. U.S. Army Colonel, Chief Communications Officer

Sonny Leggett, retired Colonel from the U.S. Army, brings a wealth of expertise to PrairieFire. With over two decades of providing strategic communications advice to senior military and civilian leaders, including five years on the National Security Council and ten years at Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Leggett’s visionary leadership and profound understanding of communication dynamics drive meaningful connections with stakeholders and elevate PrairieFire’s brand presence in the marketplace.

Chad Brown, Chief Marketing Officer

Chad Brown, a seasoned marketing executive with over twenty years of experience, contributes invaluable expertise to PrairieFire. His comprehensive oversight and strategic insights amplify brand recognition, increase visitation, and significantly enhance the company’s impact in the marketplace. With his extensive experience and strategic acumen, Brown proves to be an indispensable asset to PrairieFire, elevating its visibility, driving foot traffic and solidifying its position within the market.

Christian Storck-Petersen, Vice President of Facilities and Construction

Christian Storck-Petersen, VP of Facilities and Construction, brings 30+ years of expertise in construction management and oversight. His leadership has driven success in projects ranging from $3M to $4.3B, spanning hotels, casinos, hospitals, and manufacturing plants. With 80% of his career in hospitality, Christian deeply understands its nuances. Previously from Hyde Park, New York, he holds licenses in contracting, plumbing, and HVAC, showing his versatility. Before his career in construction, he served as a NYC Police Officer, reflecting his commitment to the community.

Jennifer Williams, Vice President of Engagement

Jennifer Williams leverages her extensive background in journalism, television production, and digital media. Renowned for her exceptional news judgment and innovative content strategies, she has significantly influenced various media platforms. Jennifer played a pivotal role in shaping Facebook’s news products during critical junctures such as the COVID-19 crisis, the George Floyd protests, and the 2020 presidential election, driving substantial growth and delivering high-quality content to millions worldwide. Prior to her role at Facebook, Jennifer excelled as an Executive Producer at Fox News Channel, overseeing successful daily live news programs. Her commitment to excellence extends to community engagement through volunteering with Canine Companions and active involvement in her Seneca community.

Kasia Kwiatkowska Vice President of Memberships

Kasia Kwiatkowska, brings a wealth of experience and academic prowess to her role in community development and club management. Throughout her career, Kasia has played a pivotal role in establishing vibrant member-based communities across the United States, driving enrollment, retention, and community engagement initiatives at Invited Clubs. With a master’s degree in diplomacy and international Affairs from the University of Warsaw and the London School of Diplomacy, she transitioned to the United States in 2005 and proudly acquired American citizenship in 2017. Her dedication to excellence and strategic leadership continues to shape thriving member communities nationwide.

Adam Black Director of Business Development

Adam Black serves as the Director of Business Development at PrairieFire Nevada, where he leverages his robust background in accounting, finance, and investment banking. A graduate of the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance, Adam began his career in accounting before moving into investment banking. He is now focused on connecting leading firearms manufacturers with their target demographic, utilizing his expertise and strategic insights to drive growth and foster strong industry relationships.

About PrairieFire

Drawing from over 200 years of esteemed special operations and world-class competitive shooting, PrairieFire harnesses the potential of teamwork, embraces camaraderie, elevates leadership, and builds ultimate trust, creating The Best Day of Shooting of Your Life. Nestled within our majestic 550-acre campus are special-operations inspired challenges, setting us apart as a premier destination for shooting enthusiasts worldwide.

Discover the unparalleled expertise behind PrairieFire’s leadership team. Comprised of esteemed individuals ranging from leaders of special operations formations to an Olympic athlete and three-time world champion shooter, our team is dedicated to enriching the shooting community. Our WHY is simple—Love of America. We are unabashedly passionate about nurturing the American spirit through lighting the flame of hope in each of us. At PrairieFire, our Special Operations-Inspired Challenges unfold through our TRIAD: Fundamentals Matter, Gunslinger Challenges and Beyond the Gun. We believe in giving back by sharing invaluable skills, lessons learned, and a deep passion for continual growth.

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